Sat. Jan. 21
Cougar Annie Tales- The Other Guys Theatre Company present a workshop performance of this musical play by local singer/actress Katrina Kadoski about the West Coast pioneer Cougar Annie. 8pm at the Intrepid Studio (1609 Blanshard). $12/$14. 250-383-2663.
Sun. Jan. 22
Sunday Night Improv – Hosted by Dave Morris. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St). $10. 250-380-1280.
Tues. Jan. 24
ON THE EDGE- By Michele Riml. World Premiere. Three women from three very different walks of life. One actress in a tour de force performance. With great humour, and greater empathy, the author of Sexy Laundry gives voice to three ordinary souls, challenged by the world around them. A surprising and magical encounter offers the possibility of hope and fulfillment, in this moving testament to womanhood, humanity and life. To Feb. 26th at the Belfry (1291 Gladstone). $12.88-$25.86. 250-385-6815.
VICTORIA’S SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA- New Victoria theatre company is starting professional summer Shakespeare festival. Performers, designers, technicians send resume and picture to Robert Light MFA. Apt.1002 – 1147 Quadra Street Victoria, BC, V8W-2K5 or RobertJJLight@Hotmail.com.
Casting Call for Doc/Reality Series in Development- Do you feel like an outcast in your own neighbourhood? Are your neighbours giving you grief about your house, your yard or something you do? Need some help to bring a little peace to your life and your neighborhood? 250-217-9006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIN CITY IMPROV: Carnies – This completely improvised play unfolds in 24 weekly episodes. Every week the cast of characters move the story forward in hilarious and unexpected ways, as they respond to live direction. Anything can happen, and will, right before your eyes. Funny, sad, poignant, exciting, thrilling – this format takes improv to a whole new level. 8pm. TUESDAYS to Apr. 17th at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street). $12/$15. 250-480-3709.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE– This five-time Tony Award-winning Canadian musical comedy takes us back to the golden age of musical theatre. A lonely man escapes his drab existence by listening to a recording of his favourite musical. As the needle falls, the fourth wall shatters and the musical comes to life around him. THURSDAY FRIDAY and SATURDAY 8pm at Langham Court Theatre (805 Langham Ct). $17/$19. 250-384-2142.
FRI. Jan. 20
Planet Earth Poetry – Harold Rhenisch, Nick Thran and Dorothy Field read from their new work. 7:30pm at The Moka House, 1633 Hillside Ave. $3.
WED. Jan. 25
The Gentlemen’s Poetry Show- Dress classy and come get sassy at the first-ever Gentlemen’s Poetry Show, hosted by local burlesque star the Fabulous Miss Rosie Bitts. This is a fundraiser for the Victoria Spoken Word Festival and features six of Victoria’s top male spoken word artists: ‘Pick of the Fringe’ winner Dave Morris, Indie Slam Champion Jeremy Loveday, as well as Scott Thompson, Skawt Chonzz and Shayne Avec i Grec. In between performances, folk musician Oliver Swain and musical guests the Roadside Dogs will entertain audiences. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St). $18. Tickets available at Victory Barber and Brand. 250-380-1280.
Victoria Anarchist Reading Circle – Discuss the latest in anarchist reading. TUESDAYS 7pm at Camas Books (2590 Quadra). Free. 250-381-0585.
trivia pub quiz – General knowledge, guess the song, who said it, (or our variation) who tweeted it! Free. TUESDAYS 8pm at Felicita’s (UVic). 250-721-8626.
Open mic – Poetry night. WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.
Sun. Jan. 22
west eng gallery- British Columbia Group Show. Catch a glimpse of the West Coast in the works of Steven Armstrong, Rod Charlesworth, Richard Cole, Robert Genn and Patricia Johnston. Or explore our whimsical side as featured in the works of Greta Guzek, Paul Jorgensen and Grant Leier. Also featured are Pierre Giroux, Laura Harris and Elka Nowicka. This vibrant and rich collection will be highlighted throughout the month. To Jan. 31st at 1203 Broad St. Free.
WED. Jan. 25
maritime museum- Exploring the Ocean Frontier: We Have Much to Learn, lecture series presented by Verneca Tunnicliffe. We explore some of the deep places in our ocean to reveal unknown wonders. Imagery from expeditions to hot vents, subsea volcanoes, and deep into Canadian oceans illustrates the beauty and the extraordinary dynamics of ecosystems that we never see. Canada is a leader in development of subsea technologies that allow us to undertake such exploration. We also look to the role of new young scientists in dealing with the growing threats to the ocean. 7pm at 28 Bastion Square.
ECLECTIC GALLERY- John McConnell – A Celtic Journey, exhibition of Irish landscapes and soul series that reflect mystic journeys transcending time. Opening reception 6pm. To Feb 25th at 2170 Oak Bay Avenue.
fifty fifty arts collective – Spill, exhibition by Rebekah Johnson. To Jan. 26 at 2516 Douglas.
GOWARD HOUSE – The Annual Student Art Show, exhibition of work by students at Frank Hobbs, Arbutus, Lambrick Park and Mt. Douglas Schools.1:30-3:30pm. To Feb. 1 at 2495 Arbutus.
Sooke Harbour House – Collective of One, exhibition of work by Malcolm Barker. To Jan. 28 at 1528 Whiffen Spit.
Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery – Images Of Internment, exhibition of paintings by Henry Shimizu. To Feb. 2 at the McPherson Library (UVic).
Legacy Gallery – The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II: UVic and the Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the late 1950s and 60s. To Feb. 26 at 630 Yates.
Little Fernwood Gallery – Light Works, featuring the artwork of Kaye Collins and Jessica Stepushyn. Opening reception 1-4pm. To January 31st at 1923 Fernwood Rd.
Maritime Museum- What Lies Beneath, an exhibit of the past present and future of underwater exploration. With guest speaker Verena Tunicliffe. Opening activities for the whole family.1-3pm. $5-$30. At 28 Bastion Square. mmbc.bc.ca or 250-385-7222.
POLYCHROME FINE ARTS-Snow Scud, an exhibition of abstract work by: Jordy Buckles, Charles Campbell, Caite Dheere, Donna Eichel, David Gifford, Cody Haight, PJ Kelly, Lance Olsen, Ingrid Mary Percy, Mark Schmiedl and Shawn Shepherd. Opening 12-3pm. To Feb 2 at 1113 Fort Street. 250-382-2787.
Slide Room Gallery- Absolute Abstract, exhibition of paintings by Victoria Clarke, Joan Richardson and Gordon Shukin presenting a selection of paintings by three Victoria artists dedicated to pure abstraction. Opening reception 7:30pm. To Feb. 6 at 2549 Quadra.
WINCHESTER GALLERIES- Collector’s Choice exhibition and sale. To Feb.11th at 2260 Oak Bay Ave.
Xchanges Gallery – Eye Thrill, exhibition of work by Joan Richardson. To Jan. 29 at 2333 Government.